“Christmas is a season for kindling the fire for hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.” – Washington Irving
When we think about the holidays, we envision stockings hung by the roaring fire, beautifully decorated trees, dancing the night away to yuletide carols and children eagerly awaiting a visit from jolly old Saint Nick. When thinking of the holidays, a warm picture is painted before us as we bask in the holiday spirit.
So, it is disappointing to know that for some – the picture is not so warm. For some, the holidays are another reminder that they are without a safe place to sleep, unable to provide their children with the picturesque Christmas we all dream of.
But you can make a difference.
You can help make the holiday season brighter for local women and children at Cornerstone and inspire them to remain positive, by making a donation to our Christmas Campaign; with your gifts our residents have access to the resources they need to make a significant difference in their lives and in the lives of their children.
Your generosity is greatly appreciated.
Together, we can create the picture perfect holiday for many families this holiday season and continue our commitment of providing a safe place for our families… a place where hope can take root and grow.
WAYS TO GIVE
Make a financial donation to Cornerstone to help us provide immediate shelter, counseling and prevention services and programming over the holiday season.
Sign up to participate in our Gift of Giving Campaign. Collect financial donations from family, friends, colleagues, or neighbours, and order items from our Christmas Catalogue.
If you would like to contribute non perishable food items or unwrapped new items to support basic necessities and daily living at the shelter, please refer to our 2017 Wish List.